Aseniwuche Winewak Nation


Deadline To Apply: This position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. AWN thanks all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be notified.

Contract Type: full time

Position Overview:

Aseniwuche Winewak Group of Companies, located in Grande Cache, Alberta, is comprised of two corporations: Aseniwuche Development Corporation (ADC) and Aseniwuche Environmental Corporation (AEC). ADC offers general contracting, metal fabrication and automotive services to its clientele and AEC provides environmental protection solutions. Aseniwuche Winewak Group of Companies (AGC) is fully owned by Aseniwuche Winewak Nation of Canada, A Fellowship of Aboriginal People (AWN), a Cree-speaking people whose ancestors thrived in the Rocky Mountains and continue to live a distinctive cultural way of life.

As a strategic business partner, the Human Resources (HR) Manager is committed to maintaining a workplace where all individuals are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect. Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the HR Manager manages all human resources functions including recruitment and hiring; employee relations; engagement and recognition; performance management, compensation, succession planning and supporting the benefits and training and development program. This role is also responsible for ensuring compliance with AWN’s HR policies and procedures and with current governmental legislation including records maintenance requirements. The HR Manager plans, directs, and coordinates day-to-day HR activities according to a Human Resources Plan and budget, prepared on a yearly basis.

In addition to a competitive salary, matching RRSP’s, comprehensive benefits package and work life balance, ADC can offer an exciting and challenging work environment, as well as a company culture that values, Wahkohtowin ᐊᐧᐦᑯᐦᑐᐃᐧᐣ – We honor & respect past & present relationships, Environment – We respect & care as stewards of the environment, Unity – We strive for unity within our community, Community – We are the keepers of our language, land & culture.

This role is based in Grande Cache, located in the northern part of the Rocky Mountains. This vibrant community offers, sparkling lakes, rushing rivers, green valleys, and windswept peaks with an abundance of trails, big game, alpine flowers, and spectacular waterways. If you are a photographer, artist, golfer, rafter, kayaker, hiker, biker, paddler, horseback rider, cross-country skier, or hunter, this is the community for you! The successful applicant must live in Grande Cache or be willing to relocate. Relocation assistance is negotiable.



Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

Include but are not limited to:

  • Leading and/or coordinating human resources activities including internal and external recruitment, onboarding, performance management, compensation, and succession planning.
  • Advising and coaching managers and supervisors on related policies, procedures, and legal requirements.
  • Serving as a support for managers, supervisors, and employees by interpreting and administering employment contracts; addressing HR questions and helping resolve work-related problems.
  • Offering confidential support to employees in accessing resources on personal/family health and wellness, utilizing the Employee and Family Assistance Program where applicable.
  • Preparing, processing, updating, and maintaining employee-related documentation, including staffing, recruitment, job descriptions, training, safety incidents and near-misses, grievances, individual performance evaluations, pay increases and leaves of absence.
  • ensuring compliance with government legislation and regulations in all matters related to employment, human rights, and privacy throughout AWN Group of Companies.
  • Coordinating the training of managers and supervisors pertaining to employee health and wellness (ex. AGC’s Attendance Management Program) to ensure that the Leadership Team is knowledgeable in the handling of issues related to addictions and mental/ physical health limitations impacting employee attendance.
  • Coordinating the return to duty requirements for non-work-related injuries or illnesses (for ex. Drug and Alcohol Policy and Procedure requirements).
  • Supporting managers and supervisors in providing corrective action and/or discipline to their employees in a fair, timely and respectful manner.
  • Preparing reports and other information as may be required for presentation to the Leadership Team, the Board of Directors, and external stakeholders as it pertains to human resources management.


Knowledge & Skills Required:

Include but are not limited to:

  • Post-secondary business Human Resource Management degree or diploma is required. Equivalent education/experience will be considered.
  • Certificate of Professional Membership to the Chartered Professionals in Human Resources (CPHR) is an asset.
  • A minimum of five years of progressive human resources experience at a management level is required.
  • Previous experience in developing an annual HR Plan is required.
  • Previous experience with HRIS systems is required.
  • Must have excellent PC skills including; email, internet knowledge and Microsoft Office Applications.
  • Previous knowledge of the Cree language and/or Indigenous perspectives is an asset.
  • Must be able to deal with confidential matters and act with the highest standard of integrity in order not to compromise personal information.
  • Strong relationship building skills are required.
  • Must be a strong communicator that is self driven, adaptive, hands on and able to effectively problem solve.

Work Demands:

How To Apply:

As a condition of employment, candidates must successfully pass a drug and alcohol test.

If you believe that you could thrive in our environment, and are interested in pursuing this opportunity, please submit your resume for consideration to: